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Tech Robot: Google Plus One, Kansas Fiber Network

Posted by on March 30, 2011 at 3:39 PM EST

google plus oneGoogle is making moves today as they announced their +1 feature and reveal Kansas City as the official launch place for their Google Fiber Network.

Google, the search engine giant had two big announcements today which are pretty exciting. First and foremost they announced that Kansas City, Kansas would be the official birthplace of their Google Fiber Network. On top of that Google will launch their +1 campaign which is more or less exactly like the “like” feature on Facebook.

Perhaps the biggest news today is the Google Fiber Network. Residents of Kansas City, Kansas are some lucky people as they will be the “beta” testers of Google’s Gigabit internet service. Google has revealed that it will be free to schools and residents will have a chance to try it out in 2012. I am so jealous!

In other Google related news, the search engine giant will be rolling out a +1 program for news articles. Similar to the “like” button on Facebook, users will be able to click a +1 button if they like the article from Google that they just read. Google has stated that the +1 feature will not initially affect the “rank” of articles but it will be something they closely monitor. Watch out Facebook, Google’s +1 feature is about to takeover!

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